Warren Shire

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Warren Shire
New South Wales
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Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 31°42′S147°50′E / 31.700°S 147.833°E / -31.700; 147.833 Coordinates: 31°42′S147°50′E / 31.700°S 147.833°E / -31.700; 147.833
Population
 • Density0.26/km2 (0.67/sq mi)
Established1 January 1957 (1957-01-01) [3]
Area10,760 km2 (4,154.5 sq mi)
MayorMilton Quigley (Unaligned)
Council seat Warren
Region Orana
State electorate(s) Barwon
Federal Division(s) Parkes
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Website Warren Shire
LGAs around Warren Shire:
Brewarrina Walgett Coonamble
Bogan Warren Shire Gilgandra
Bogan Lachlan Narromine

Warren Shire is a local government area in the Orana region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Macquarie River and the Mitchell and Oxley Highways. The use of the area is mainly for wool and cotton growing.

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The shire was formed on 1 January 1957 through the amalgamation of Marthaguy Shire with the Municipality of Warren. [3] The shire includes the regional towns of Warren and Nevertire.

The Mayor of Warren Shire Council is Cr. Milton Quigley, who is unaligned with any political party.

Demographics

Selected historical census data for Warren Shire local government area
Census year2011 [4] 2016 [1]
PopulationEstimated residents on census night 2,758Decrease2.svg 2,732
LGA rank in terms of size within New South Wales 125thIncrease2.svg 122th
% of New South Wales population0.04%Steady2.svg 0.04%
% of Australian population0.01%Steady2.svg 0.01%
Cultural and language diversity
Ancestry,
top responses
Australian 38.1%Decrease2.svg 37.0%
English 30.9%Increase2.svg 31.8%
Irish 11.5%Decrease2.svg 9.7%
Scottish 7.6%Decrease2.svg 7.4%
German 1.5%Steady2.svg 1.5%
Language,
top responses
(other than English)
German n/cIncrease2.svg 0.3%
Afrikaans 0.3%Decrease2.svg 0.2%
French 0.1%Increase2.svg 0.2%
Tagalog n/cIncrease2.svg 0.1%
Filipino n/cIncrease2.svg 0.1%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
Catholic 36.9%Decrease2.svg 35.3%
Anglican 35.8%Decrease2.svg 27.7%
Not statedn/cIncrease2.svg 11.7%
No Religion 7.4%Increase2.svg 11.6%
Presbyterian and Reformed 8.7%Decrease2.svg 8.4%
Median weekly incomes
Personal income Median weekly personal incomeA$498A$649
% of Australian median income86.3%Increase2.svg 98.0%
Family incomeMedian weekly family incomeA$1128A$1468
% of Australian median income76.2%Increase2.svg 84.7%
Household incomeMedian weekly household incomeA$874A$1104
% of Australian median income70.8%Increase2.svg 76.8%

Council

Current composition and election method

Warren Shire Council is composed of twelve Councillors elected proportionally as four separate wards, each electing three Councillors. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is elected by the Councillors at the first meeting of the Council. The most recent election was due to be held on 10 September 2016. However, in all four Wards only three candidates per Ward, being those below, nominated for election. There being no additional candidates, the election for all four Wards was uncontested. The makeup of the Council is as follows: [5] [6] [7] [8]

PartyCouncillors
  Independents and Unaligned12
Total12

The current Council, elected in 2016, in alphabetical order by Ward, is:

WardCouncillorPartyNotes
A Ward Heather DruceUnaligned [5]
 Sarah Derrett Independent
 Pauline SerdityUnaligned
B Ward Mark BeachUnaligned [6]
 Milton QuigleyUnaligned
 Rex Wilson OAM Independentref name=Retired
C Ward Kevin TaylorIndependent [7]
 Ron HigginsIndependent
 Katrina WalkerUnaligned
D Ward Brett WilliamsonIndependent [8]
 Karlene IrvingUnaligned
 Andrew BrewerIndependent

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References

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  2. "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019. Estimated resident population (ERP) at 30 June 2018.
  3. 1 2 "Local Government Act 1919. Proclamation (129)". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales . 30 November 1956. p. 3513. Retrieved 11 January 2020 via National Library of Australia.
  4. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Warren (A)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2012. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  5. 1 2 "Warren Shire Council - A Ward". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  6. 1 2 "Warren Shire Council - B Ward". Local Government Elections 2062. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  7. 1 2 "Warren Shire Council - C Ward". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  8. 1 2 "Warren Shire Council - D Ward". Local Government Elections 2016. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016.